Welcome to Moni
People often skip Moni, making a beeline for Kelimutu and treating its volcanic lakes as a day trip. These people miss out. If you're not in a rush, a couple of nights in Moni – a lovely, picturesque hill town fringed by rice fields, lush volcanic peaks and hot springs – will bring you back down to earth. It’s slow-paced and easy-going thanks to friendly locals and an unexpected Rasta community, who live to play music and invite travellers to join in at every turn. The Tuesday market, held on the soccer pitch, is a major local draw and good place to snare local ikat (patterned textiles).